When Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph sacrificed some birds (Luke 2:23-4). @Alice_Linsley could this be the carrying on a tradition started by the Egyptians?
No. As the text says, it was part of the Law of Moses. Nothing to do with Egyptians.
How much does the law of Moses carry forward Egyptian traditions?
It didn’t. There are a few minor material points of contact, such as the construction details of the priest’s silver trumpets and the Ark of the Covenant, but no real parallels in the Law itself.
In this case we have Joseph and Mary fulfilling the law which required a mother to perform a purification offering on the birth of a child. They offer a pair of small birds, which was the offering prescribed for poor people, indicating they were at the lowest socio-economic level.
Meanwhile the link Patrick provided discusses an Egyptian tradition which dates from the seventh century BCE, many centuries after the Law of Moses was written. It would be a considerable stretch to conclude that the sacrifice made by Mary was based on an Egyptian tradition which wouldn’t exist for centuries after the Law of Moses was written.
@Alice_Linsley Your insights would be most appreciated.